CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

Archive for September 23rd, 2010

* Congressman Holt: some of us continue to have strong concerns about the FBI’s bungled investigation (of the 2001 anthrax attacks)

Posted by DXer on September 23, 2010


The FBI’s case against Dr. Ivins is clearly bogus: no evidence, no witnesses, an impossible timeline, science that proves innocence instead of guilt.

So what really happened? And why? The “fictional” scenario in my novel CASE CLOSED has been judged by many readers, including a highly respected official in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as perhaps more plausible than the FBI’s unproven assertions.

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Last year, the FBI announced it had closed its investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Even though the government has decided to move on, some of us continue to have strong concerns about the FBI’s bungled investigation. All of us – but especially the families of the victims of the anthrax attacks – deserve credible answers about how the attacks happened and whether the case really should be closed.

I’m pleased to report that last month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) – the investigative arm of Congress – agreed to investigate the scientific and technical methods used by the FBI, something I requested earlier this year. The GAO investigation will be the first Congressionally-directed investigation of the FBI’s handling of the case.

The investigation is welcome, as is an ongoing National Academy of Sciences examination into a range of scientific questions about the FBI’s scientific conclusions. Yet, I still am working to pass legislation to create acomprehensive Congressional commission to investigate the attacks and the federal government’s response to and investigation of the attacks. The bipartisan commission would make recommendations for preventing and responding to any future bioterrorism attack.

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